Your VISA credit card could be compromised with a single guess

  • 06/12/2016 at 02:13 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Credit Card HackersVISA has claimed for some time to be doing everything in their power to secure online payments and accounts from hackers. But now a paper is claiming that a major security flaw may not exist from any fancy magnetic device, or backdoor phishing expeditions. It could be as simple as a quick guess from would-be thieves.

The paper, titled Does The Online Card Payment Landscape Unwittingly Facilitate Fraud? , was released by Newcastle University. In it, the UK based researchers claim that hackers can gain access to financial data in less than ten seconds. And it doesn’t even require anything major to do it.

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Control your house with SevenHugs Smart Remote

  • 04/12/2016 at 06:31 by It's a Gadget Staff
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SevenHugs Smart RemoteThere’re remotes to control this, and that and the other. The joke in sitcoms before was that there were too many remotes – But now, there’s even more. Just about everything in the home has a remote now. Sevenhugs saw this problem and figure a solution. The Sevenhugs Smart Remote: The First Remote or Everything.

To start with, the Smart Remote works with lights, TV/media, speakers, thermostats, cams, blinds, fans, locks, sockets, smart hubs, weather, IFTTT, Uber and about 25,000 other devices. That’s control of your entire house in the palm your hand.

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Apple to use drones to take on Google’s maps and services

  • 02/12/2016 at 06:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple EmployeesApple has long since been flagging behind Google on certain services, a big one being their maps. But now they hope to change that, using drones in order to improve their maps and services faster, and with more updated information.

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Facebook announced new way to play games with your friends

  • 30/11/2016 at 16:10 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Messenger Instant GamesIn a pretty cool mood from Facebook, the social network has announced a new way to play games with friends on their site. Instead of relying on third party apps (and so forcing constant invites on your long suffering friends), there is a more direct way to play. You can challenge people on your friends list via messenger or live feed to a number of interactive, multi-player games.

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OnePlus 3T announced, with even more features to enjoy

OnePlus 3TOnePlus had a massive hit six months ago when they launched the OnePlus 3, a new kind of smartphone with a focus on affordability without skimping on features. Now, they are already announcing a new model that has improved functionality, even though a full year has not yet passed.

The OnePlus 3T, the company promises, will be a similar device with some new goodies thrown into the mix.

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China may be mining data from your smartphone through ‘backdoor’, experts warn

  • 15/11/2016 at 23:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Android LogoA new vulnerability has been discovered in hundreds of thousands of Android devices, which experts say is sending data back to China for unknown reasons.

The software was created by a Chinese company called Shanghai Adups Technology Company, and according to a representative for the tech developer, it has been installed on at least 700,000 devices worldwide. Security experts at the Virginia-based Kryptowire found the software running in the background when searching for more traditional vulnerabilities.

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Trump somehow did it…here is what it means for tech companies

Tech EyeThere is no way of avoiding the disdain that will drip from this statement: the US has elected President Donald Trump. As many of us (indeed around the globe, but perhaps most of all so many of us in America) swallow back out bile, let’s take a look at what that means for the tech industry.

Trump: I’ve Got Another Puzzle For You

Not surprisingly, the tech world as a whole has been blown back by this unfathomable win. Almost unanimously, companies spoke out against The First Oompa Loompa President with voices raised.

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